Lund University, MAX IV

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Your team
You will be part of the Collaborations Team within the recently merged User Office & Industrial Relations Office Group. UO & IRO guides and supports scientists from academia and industry to best make use of the available research equipment at MAX IV. The group handles the different access procedures, gives support to our users and internal staff, as well as engages the academic and industrial user communities that could use and collaborate with MAX IV. The Collaborations Team supports our colleagues that engage in externally funded projects as well as manages a number of larger EU funded projects.

Would you like to work at one of the brightest lightsources in the world?

MAX IV is looking for a Research and communication coordinator for a one-year temporary position to cover a parental leave. The coordinator plays a pivotal role in supporting various functions across the User Office and Industrial Relations Office at MAX IV. This position is responsible for coordinating the Collaborations team, assisting in the operation of the Grants Office, but also supports the IRO by engaging with industrial users supporting through science communication.

The assignment as research and communication coordinator at MAX IV requires an understanding of the needs and challenges that arise in the daily work of a leading research infrastructure.

Your main work tasks will be

  • Organise the Collaborations Team meetings, keep an overview of activities and support the team members
  • Assist in the operation of the Grants Office
  • Monitor and analyse the research funding landscape on national and international levels
  • Proactively communicate upcoming funding opportunities and assist in post-award management
  • Provide strategic support to researchers in preparing grant applications, particularly for EU funding programs.

In regard to Industrial Engagement and Science Communication:

  • Produce and disseminate scientific results from industrial users and collaboration partners
  • Develop industry cases and accessible technology descriptions within the MAXESS Industry Arena project
  • Craft engaging outreach materials, including texts, photos, videos, and infographics, to showcase MAX IV's capabilities.

To be successful in this role you need to have the following qualifications

  • Scientific or engineering degree
  • Experience in research funding and EU project administration
  • Experience in collaborative projects and networking
  • Strong communication skills and ability to tailor messages for diverse audiences
  • Fluent in English and Swedish.

Below are seen as merits

  • Experience in university administration and science communication
  • Work experience from both academia and industry
  • Familiarity with tools such as WordPress, and web publishing
  • Experience in working with research infrastructures and international environments
  • Own research background.

As a person you are able to quickly adapt to existing and new working procedures as well as understand and develop efficient workflows for MAX IV user communities and your colleagues. You are well-structured, communicative, result-oriented and handle challenges with a solution-focused approach. You have a high work capacity and find it easy to collaborate in a diverse environment.

Please state in your application how you meet the qualifications described above. We look forward to connecting with you!

What we offer
When you join our MAX IV team, you step into a world of front edge science. We make the invisible visible by supporting scientist from all over the world, generating scientific results for the benefit of society. We offer you a multicultural work environment with great opportunities for personal development with respect for a healthy work-life balance.

Would you like to work in a challenging and supporting environment? Then join us and take the opportunity to make a real difference!

For further information, please visit:
Compensation & benefits – MAX IV (

MAX IV is a Swedish national large-scale research laboratory hosted by Lund University. It provides scientists from Sweden as well as internationally, with state-of-the-art instrumentation for research in areas such as engineering, physics, structural biology, chemistry and nanotechnology. It will receive up to 2 000 scientists annually, conducting ground-breaking experiments in materials and life sciences using the brilliant X-ray light.

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Omgående
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2024/1460
  • Margit Nothnagl, +46462226672
  • Doriana Orbanic, +46462226519
  • Magnus Larsson, +46462229872
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-2229364,
Published 13.May.2024
Last application date 26.May.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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